Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Handwriting Happy Challenge

Mini K needs to work on her handwriting, but neither her teacher or I believe that writing letters over and over are fun! Last week she announced from the backseat that she LOVES mail and it got me thinking. Who doesn't love mail? I am not talking about stacks of junk flyers or the standard catalogs, but a card or letter or maybe a special catalog, and a surprise box, well that is even better.

Now the Lawyer's Wife has a daughter that is only a year older than Mini K so I told her that Mini K was going to write Miss M a letter. Mini K thought it was super fun and now loves to say she has a pen pal.

This got me thinking, our love of mail doens't stop once we are adults so I got out mystationery, monogrammed of course, and wrote 3 notes to friends for no real reason. Today those 3 friends all called to say how much they liked their notes.

My point is the little gestures can have a big impact. You never know when a friend or family member may just need a little smile at the end of the day.

So here is my challenge:

This week write a letter (and MAIL IT!), send a box of happies, drop off a note with something yummy at a neighbor's house or surprise someone with a cookbook...JUST BECAUSE. There is one condition: do NOT expect ANYTHING in return. In the words of Nike, just do it.

Trust me, you will feel better for it!

2 comments:

High Heeled Life said...

GREAT POST!! you had me at handwriting... keeping the art of letter writing alive is what motivated me to start BlogLand Pen Pals through my blog.

Wishing you happy writing..xo HHL

The Lawyer's Wife said...

Oh we LOOOOOOVE our pen pal!!! MHM wrote her first letter and the package is on its way to you!!! She is so excited about having a friend in another state!

I love to write a handwritten note. I love how it feels to write it and I only hope it is received with the same excitement in which it was sent! So much fun!!!

xoxo mpm